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of virginia, all of maryland, eastern part of west virginia, eastern shore, and up the western corridor. could be flight delays later this afternoon. chance of damaging winds from strong storms. maybe a few isolated tornadoes possible between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. right now temperatures around the region are hovering in the upper 60s to right around 70 degrees, and the air has turned a lot more humid. hour by hour throughout the day, clouds through midmorning. just some shower west of the metro area. by 6:00 a.m., upper 60s. sunrise 6:03. by noon time, showers moving in, and strong storms and damaging winds possible from 3:00 until early this evening. i'm back in ten minutes with another update and another look at first 4 radar. now first 4 traffic with danella. >>> as you mentioned, slippery roadways means fender benders. if you're traveling northbound i-95 at route 3, have an accident. it is in your shoulder lane. trel lanes are open. i want to urge you to give yourself some extra time. as tom mentioned, you have inclement weather. you're taking the volume very light on the inner loop and outer
, latinos and young people. they're coming to sit here in the rain. also virginia looms as one of the most important states this fall. both for president obama's re-election and the senate. who's going to control it. former governor tim kaine coming right here. he's the great hope of the democrats in that state. he'll be here later. let me finish with michele obama and the effect her words could have at this convention. this is "hardball," the place for politics. hey. hey eddie. i brought your stuff. you don't have to do this. yes i do. i want you to keep this. it'd be weird. take care. you too. [ sighs ] so how did it go? he's upset. [ male announcer ] spend less time at gas stations. with best in class fuel economy. it's our most innovative altima ever. ♪ get on e-trade. set up a real plan. frank! oh wow, you didn't win? i wanna show you something... it's my shocked face. [ gasps ] [ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works... at e-trade. >>> whatever i say here today, it's going to be, at best, a distant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama fa
across parts of central virginia. down towards culpepper, virginia, not too far from fredericksburg and showers over the chesapeake bay bridge. not a watchout today but keep your rain plans ready to go. showers off and on through much of the day. highs in the upper 80s, low 90s. a warm one. perfect weather, september 1st, college football season. weeke william & mary, 91 degrees. a 30% chance of showers. howard university, bison taking on morehouse up from atlanta. 91 degrees. that game at 3:00 at rfk. college football is here. a holiday weekend rain check, more coming up. >> thank you. >>> a u.s. drone strike early today kill at least five rebels in pakistan. the attack was aimed at a militant compound near the border of afghanistan. intelligence officials confirmed the drone s fired at least seve at a vehicle and house. >>> two american service members are dead after an insurgent attack in afghanistan. the attack happened early this morning in the eastern part of the country. defense officials have not revealed how the service members died. >>> elsewhere, two suicide bombers ill c
neck of virginia, and the next batch of rain off to the west. you folks out in deep creek lake, unfortunately it will be a very wet morning and afternoon. so heads up especially for you. the rest of us will wait on the rain probably until after 10:00. in the middle 80's with showers increasing and storms likely this afternoon. easing us back to 80 degrees. i'll tell you how long the stretch of rainy weather is expected to last andhat song is stuck in my lead when i see you in a bit. >> back to you. i'm anxious to know to what it is. >>> as the remnants of isaac push our way, it's spawning several tornadoes. one apparent twister caused extension damage in kansas yesterday. strong winds tore off roofs and hangars. isaac has produced 39 twisters since making landfall. the tropical system usually averages about 18 tornadoes. >>> this morning more than 300,000 people in arkansas, louisiana and mississippi are still without power after isaac. thousands of utility crews are working at this hour to restore service in the gulf coast. the slow-moving hurricane knocked out power to almost
of thunder in the mountains of west virginia. worth keeping an eye on. most of this is going to dry up as it comes east of the mountains, but that being said, do expect an abundance of cloud cover for your saturday. showers chances strongest out to the west through the course of the day. a scattered showers cannot be completely ruled out. toasty warm. today well up into the upper 80s to low 90s, then for tomorrow, ooh, as the weekend goes along, unfortunately clouds thicken and rain chances increase for tomorrow and increase further as we head towards lor day monday itself. talk more about that. the whole weekend won't be a total loss, but, ooh, a little sunshine challenged for you. talk more about it um canning up. >> thank you, chuck. >>> new this morning, a u.s. drone strike killed at least five rebels in pakistan. the attack was aimed at a militant compound near the border of afghanistan. intelligence officials confirmed the drones fired at least seven missiles as a vehicle and house. the area is widely regarded as a stronghold of taliban and al qaeda operatives. >>> police are not
today in virginia, he clearly backed off the rhetoric from yesterday. >> our own joe scarborough, former republican congressman himself wrote this in politico, mitt romney is in trouble not because of a boring convention or a bloodless speech or a grossly inappropriate press conference, but rather because the man refuses to stick his neck out and take a stand on the critical issues of our time. mitt romney is likely to lose and should given that he's neither a true conservative nor a courageous moderate. it's just an ambitious man. krystal ball, i have to say, i think joe captured it there. >> he nailed it. you can't think of a single moment, not just in this presidential campaign but in mitt romney's entire political career where he did not seek the most politically advantageous position, regardless of where he had been in the past, regardless of what he had said or written, regardless of the consequences or how irresponsible taking that position might be. he has always sought out what the poll tested best place for him to be is politically. and at some point -- and i think we are actua
in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> on the campaign trail today, vice president joe biden went back on the attack against mitt romney. on day two of his trip to the battleground state of ohio, he attended a rally at a high school this morning. biden criticized romney saying he's in favor of outsourcing jobs. >> folks, unlike them, we see a future for everyone, rich and poor, does their part and has a part. [ applause ] we see a future and barack are committed to this to our core, where our daughters and granddaughters have the same opportunity our grandsons and sons have. >>> these presidential campaigns taking new jabs at each other. on two issues that really affect just about every single one of us. >> with less than two months to election day, the tone got a lot sharper. fox's ed henry has the l
. culturally when you gets to states like north carolina, virginia, ohio, a lot of swing states, that doesn't play quite as well in middle america, does it? >> especially in the south. north carolina, especially the gay marriage provision there, the state has spoken on that one. i'm also glad mike barnicle was able to join us in north carolina. he wasn't able to make it to tampa. >> greyhound didn't go down to tampa? >> no, no, i've been here since last tuesday. >> took a wrong turn. >> he just didn't want to be around that many republicans, gives him hives. like mika. he just starts scratching. >> the big question is are you better off than you were four year ago? the answer objectively the obama campaign tried to put out yes, we are. at the same time you don't want to be gloating. >> they don't want to say what the mayor from maryland said, are you better off? no but that's not the question. that's always the question. you can look at a lot of data and say, yes, we are better off today than we were four years ago. but with so many people hurting in america right now -- >> it's a tough sel
, moving across winchester and parts of west virginia. all of the rain showers have a tropical connection to isaac. when they rain, they will rain themselves out. so here they come in earnest. i think they'll be pushing into the d.c. area not long after lunch. again, if you can get stuff done this morning you'll be in much better shape. front royal, some rain over you for the time being. yes, this goes all the way back to ohio and down into central virginia. it will be with us this around. showers likely, with temperatures between 80 and 85 degrees. how about the labor day holiday, how about the beaches and the nats game? i have all those details when i see you in a bit. >> thanks, kim. >>> well, the rainy weather is set to throw a monkey wrench into all sorts of labor day plans as kim had mentioned. that includes the vj day ceremony at the world war ii memorial. that's where we find derrick ward. he is live with a report and derrick, did you take kim's advice and bring the umbrella along for the day? >> well, it might be a good idea to bring it along today. you may get drizzle, we may ge
the power ten are ohio, florida, north carolina, virginia, new hampshire, colorado, nevada, iowa, wisconsin, and michigan. memorize those states. they make up a whopping 126 electoral votes. given this, it's perhaps totally not that surprising at all that president obama has been campaigning in new hampshire, iowa and florida since friday. in the same period, governor romney has hit iowa, new hampshire, virginia and travels to ohio today. as a backgrounder, in 2008, president obama won all of these states in contention. this year, polling in key tossup states is making the romney campaign very, very nervous, especially in ohio. leading up to the conventions, president obama held a six-point lead in the state. but the romney campaign tells politico their internal polling since then has shown as much as a nine-point gap in the buckeye state. this comes as voters in many key swing states are already heading to the polls or will be shortly. early voelgts in north carolina began by mail-in ballot last thursday. late next week early voting begins in wisconsin, michigan, new hampshire and virginia
, anywhere from five to eight points in virginia. that's where the two candidates will be today. romney is writing off all the battleground polling putting the president in the lead. he did so specifically yesterday on abc. take a listen. >> i'm very please wtd some polls. less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage, polls go up, polls go down. i don't expect to get 100% of the vote. i know i'm not going to bet 100%. i hope to get 50 plus percent and make sure that i become the next president. >> as we look at this realistically, 40 days to go, we have gallup daily tracking putting romney within four points of the margin of error. the romney campaign and the republican super pacs have only just begun unleashing its ma massive campaign cash. can romney use the debates, use all of that money in reserve to reverse his fortunes going forward? >> well, we don't put much stock in polls, good or bad, at this point, particularly 40 days out. we are coming in to the debater isries in which we know that americans really start to focus more in a more laser like way on the choice that
states. dueling campaign events in the same political battleground of virginia. governor romney and president obama both expected to speak there shortly. plus the obama administration insists sanctions are working to keep iran's nuclear ambitions in check. others have serious doubts. what happens if the doubters are right? in the race for the white house do the polls paint a fair picture? is there media bias? our "news watch" panel weighs in. all new, all live is "happening now." jon: welcoming jenna lee back from italy. i have hope you had a good --. jenna: our friends maya and pat had an amazing wedding. congratulations to them. back to work today. jon: big day on the campaign trail for the candidates today. we have every angle covered. touchdown tore football fans. i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. first the headline today is that the strike is over. the nfl and the referees union reaching what some are describing as a tentative labor agreement. we'll see if it sticks. this after one of the most tumultuous starts to any starting professional sports season we've seen in rec
as the president's team. martha: there is early voting happening soon in virginia. we find that to be the center of the pitical universe for both of these campaigns. both are holding events. governor mitt romney attends a rally in springfield while president obama makes remarks today in virginia beach. 13 electoral votes in virginia up for grabs. president obama took that state, first time in a long time a democrat had done that. republicans trying to win it back on the road to 270. bill: watch virginia. we'll be there in couple weeks. talked about ohio yesterday. in the meantime we're just getting started. small business owners speaking out about their future and their plans. what they are saying what they would and would not do in today's economy and who is to blame for it. that is coming up. martha: serious concerns about possible flawed polling in the race for the white house. the critics argue the polls may be skewed in the president's favor. we'll break this down when we come back. >> look, it was not easy to dig out the numbers. they're not printed in the pages of new york tiles. you have
leads by a point. in virginia he is up by four points. and romney has visited the state nine times since february. paul ryan has been there five times. and this is just sweet. ryan's home state of wisconsin, the president is now up by six points. the romney yacht has clearly hit troubled waters, and now some prominent republicans are running for the lifeboats. yesterday linda mcman of connecticut and susanna martinez both distances themselves. and so did scott brown of massachusetts. and said he declined to even say whether he still supports romney. browns spokesman clarified later, saying that brown does support romney. but it doesn't thenned. nevada senator, dean heller told "politico," quote . . . >> jennifer: nice. today, new hampshire republican gubernatorial candidate, said, quote, there's no 47% in new hampshire as far as i'm concerned. and then in north carolina mark meadows said . . . >> jennifer: and they just keep piling on. former virginia congressman tom davis was asked what sort of candidate would make a remark like that? a he told "politico," quote
months in prison. a sentencing date could be set in today's hearing. >>> some voter in northern virginia will head to the polls today for a special election to replace delegate david england. he resigned earlier this summer after admitting to having an affair. polls in the district are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >>> democrats are in charlotte, north carolina preparing to kick off the democratic national convention t gets under way today. tom fitzgerald has a preview for us. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama got a first look at the convention podium she will be speaking from tuesday. president obama stayed on the campaign trail. >> of a he got one piece of advice for you about the romney- ryan game plan, ohio. punt it away. it won't work. >> reporter: at a labor union rally in toledo with auto and steel workers, the president said a mitt romney presidency would hurt the middle class. >> you could choose to give massive new tax cuts to folks who have already made it or you can choose my plan. >> reporter: the labor message continued in michigan as vice president biden kept up th
, not just our area, but all in washington, d.c. and virginia. >> the storms left behind a number of power outages in our viewing area. around 15,000 customers lost power. they are working to restore service. so far crews have restored power to over 14,000 customers. at last check, over 600 remain without power this morning. >>> take a look at this picture. a water spout on the chesapeake was sent to us by viewer alex schweitzer. we're told one police officer at sandy point state park spotted a funnel cloud. his cruiser was damaged in the storm, but he was not hurt. >>> during the storm in prince georges county, more than a dozen people were injured as they rushed for the exits at that time show arena, where a county fair was being held. strong winds and heavy rain plowed through washington, d.c. knocking out power and prompting unconfirmed tornado reports. workers were cleaning up fallen trees and trying to repair power lines. reports of tornado-like funnel clouds were reported in fairfax county and virginia, but actual tornados have not been confirmed. >> you mentioned virginia. northern
'll continue the conversation with virgin -- virgil good from richmond, virginia. are third parties still relevant. donald green is the author of "third party matters". he'll be joining us in the next hour. the "washington journal" continues for this sunday morning. we are back in a moment. >> you say we ought to surcharge smokers and the obese for their medicare coverage. >> right. >> where did that idea came from? >> it came from us. i mean, i'm the person who put it in the memo but i didn't have to fight very hard for it. i ran into this -- something i ran in the "washington post", where it said -- instead of calling people morbidly obese i called them mega fatties and i was rebuked for this for being insensitive which i guess i probably a.m. -- probably am but this is another thing where everybody knows this to be true and someone has to pay for it. i'm not saying you should bankrupt people who have it -- but you know, there should be penalties. i mean, i'm not really a democrat, but i'm certainly a democrat compared to him, but you have to be responsible to some extent for your perso
that the 87-year-old's vital organs are failing. >>> a traffic alert now for drivers in northern virginia. a busy off-ramp in tysons corner will soon be back open. at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, crews will reopen the ramp from southbound 123 to westbound route 7. drivers have been using a temporary ramp. the regular rp had been closed while a tunnel was being built for metro's silver line. >>> 5:06 now, 76 degrees. a neighborhood on alert. a man bruised and beaten is sharing his story. >>> and the airline known for low fares that's now on the way to our region. >>> plus, hot and sticky weather. is relief on the way soon? storm team 4 meteorologist [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... [ whispers ] 100 calories... say it again... [ whispers ] 100 calories... ma'am, hello? ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back. almost all cars
. >>> new this morning, the search for a missing man in northern virginia. take a look at the picture on your screen, 71-year-old david short of alexandria missing since 9:00 a.m. yesterday when he was reportly going to virginia hospital center in arlington. short is believed to be driving a 2006 silver-green honda crv, with virginia tags kbk-6001. he may be in the gainesville area of prince william county looking for a relative. >>> a fallen navy seal from anne arundel county will be laid to rest at arlington national cemetery today. patrick feeks was killed in afghanistan august 16th when his helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents. monday his body was returned to his hometown of edgewater while fellow county residents stood along the road waving american flags. today's funeral will be held at the fort myer memorial chapel next to arlington national cemetery at 12:45:00 p.m. >>> >>> the democrats will roll out another who's who of speakers at the democratic national convention tonight. former president bill clinton is among the high-profile names. our area played a big
the post convention blades. >>> mitt romney handed out hot dogs in virginia a state where he's deadlock with obama. earlier romney used the backdrop at a military museum in virginia beach to focus on looming defense cuts. >>> the kind of numbers and jobs lost in virginia between 100 and 200,000 i will maintain our military command. >>> he'll also attend and that the jobs report saying the president does not have what it takes to turn the economy around. >>> he does not have a plan or any ideas. >>> president obama greeted voters on it for through florida, speaking to a crowd in seminole, he challenged the republican clamed the country is headed down hill. >>> when our opponents say this country in decline they are dead wrong. this is america. >>> the president positions himself as a champion of the middle-class sang americans' basic bargain is at stake. >>> the bargain that says if you work hard it will pay off, the bargain that says responsibility will pay off chisholm tv campaigns expected to intensify by election day about 10 percent of voters are still undecided. >>> during a campai
, wisconsin, virginia and florida. these swing states are a major focus for both campaigns. today the president was in florida for a rally where he promised to protect the middle class while slashing the deficit by trillions of dollars. meantime, republican presidential nominee mitt romney campaigned in virginia, talking to the crowd about high unemployment numbers and what he calls president obama's unkept promises. from the bay area, paul ryan headed to fresno for a dirn fund-raising and off to a remote part of oregon where he will begin preparing for his debate with vice president joe biden, a little more than a month away. >>> 19 museum workers were arrested after barricading themselves inside the deyoung museum in golden gate park last night. they had been in a labor dispute with management for over a year. the protest happened during the popular friday nights at the deyoung museum event at about 7:00 last night. police say the workers were cited for trespassing. more than 100 workers at the museum have not been able to come to an agreement on a new contract. there was no com
. >>> we begin with a virginia man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. police arrested him after the girl's family saw her in the car with the man. >> what investigators found when they searched the car is chilling. fox 5's matt ackland is working this one now. >> police say they found what some refer to as a rape kit inside his car, a loaded handgun, ammunition, handcuffs, zip ties, a black ski mask and several boxes of condoms. montgomery county police want you to get a good look at nathan portnoy's picture. they say he was involved in the three month online relationship with a 12-year-old who apparently told him she was an adult. police want to know if had he any contact with other children. >> there's always that potential and that's why we're releasing this story, his picture and many details of this investigation. >> authorities say the online relationship turned into a face to face meeting last friday. the two met in bethesda and played soccer. fortunately a family member saw the two together. >> the family member saw her getting into his car and they followed, were
helped virginia democrat jim webb defeat george allen in the 2006 senate race made famous by allen's macaque comment. he steered mark warner into the virginia governor's mansion in 2001. now, mud cat is setting his sights on ousting powerful house republican leader eric cantor. if he succeeds, it could be one of the biggest political upsets of the year. mud cat, thanks for being here tonight. >> rev, it's wonderful being with you. >> now, let me ask you, how are these romney tapes changing the political conversation? >> well, you've been in campaigns before, rev, and the one thing you always want to establish is us versus them brand. and me, one thing he has done is he has firmly branded himself as them. you know, i couldn't believe it. i knew that he was an elitist, but romney doesn't have a whole lot of street smarts and people are talking about this secret fundraiser and there was 150 people there with cell phones. and where you and i come from, we call that street smarts not to say something so ridiculous in front of that many people. >> no doubt about it. well, one of the thin
:26. i am steve chenevy. with your news update. now investigating virginia911 outages after june's storm.derecho people unableon 911 after the storm backup generators at center inntrol failed.n took days to restore 911 is to some people. as a little bit this morning on washington, central school students were today asto class ed theigators search gunman. shotouldn't was yesterday -- a student was shot yesterday. >> the morning commute still for a lot of folks. the gw parkway, the accident crowding the area. on the baltimore washington accident at the powder mill road. that drive the coming in from laurel. the inner loop as well was outer loop, the outer loop the lake continues into silver spring and loop you are slow, from college park metro.green belt jackie as a look at our forecast. >> good morning. we have been on the cool side. a warming trend. changes here in the forecast. to stay clear and sunny throughout the area. as we take a look at the today, mostly .unny we are back in the 80s. -83. the first chance of not until the weekend. much.nk you so thank you for watching. we are back
on the role of virginia in the election and a history of the african-american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss recent articles in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> i watched c-span every time, especially when i really pay attention the most. any time something is going on i want to watch c-span because they typically have the best, most unbiased view of whatever is happening. if i want to get spun in a circle of watch one of the other news organizations. i love c-span. watch on tv, on line. if something's going on now want to know what's happening al west and to c-span. don't know that i have a favorite show. for me it is always just anytime i need to know what's going on i know that c-span will have the real story of what's been happening. >> jeff trick watch is c-span on direct tv, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> a new report from the center for american progress look
-span radio, and c- span.org. this morning, republican presidential candidate, mitt rally in virginia. then "washington journal." the family research council holds its value voters summit this weekend. michele bachmann and house majority leader eric cantor will speak. it will be aired on c-span 2 and c-span.org. >> people like to see where politicians' views have shifted over the years. and like to see how mitt romney was campaigning against welfare reform and against abortion. i think people really like to see how these politicians have devolved. there is an element that is a gotcha elements. there is also an element that this is incredibly interesting. >> i tried to think why he has changed so often and why he finds it so difficult to come down on one side of an issue. >> there is a governor named ron the lloyd h.. -- rod blagojevich. >> more with the buzzfeed "q & a."on c-span's >> mitt romney criticized president obama for his economic policy. he also talked about the recent deaths of four americans in libya. this is about 25 minutes. ["i was born free" plays] >> thank you so very
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is down eight points, 52% to 44%. and it gets about the same z mbers in virginia, eight points behind. in those three states, of senior voters who said medicare is extremely important 53% are going with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger strcare is to repeal obamacare. oboos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in new orleans, he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that sajorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaining medicare's current system of benefits. in flagler bea
of new hampshire, north carolina, wisconsin, and virginia. while they say virginia is for lovers, today it was for fighters with the candidates going head-to-head in a midday moment of predebate sparring. >> his is the path of he calls it forward. i call it forewarned. all right? it is the same policyings he's put in place over the last four years, and they have not worked. >> i travel around a lot in virginia and across this country. i don't meet a lot of victims. i see hard working virginians. i see single moms like my mom putting in overtime to raise their kids right, and i see a whole bunch of veterans who are serving this country with bravery and distinction. >> for now, the president is dominating the old dominion which he turned blue in 2008. polls in the past two weeks showing the president leading romney anywhere from five to eight points. but the president is taking nothing for granted, out today with a devastating new ad, and all in mitt romney's own words. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter
of a disturbing crime. nathan portnoy is the soldier in the virginia national guard recently recognized for his heroic actions during the summer's derecho storm. fox 5's laura evans has the top story tonight. >> this was the same guy who made news on june 29th during the derecho for performing cpr on a man in falls church hit by electric wires that came down in the storm. many called him a hero. now prosecutors argue he's a sexual predator, but today his defense attorney insisted the prosecutors got it wrong. it was around dinner time august 24th. police say nathan portnoy kidnapped a 12-year-old girl outside her bethesda neighborhood. according to court document, portnoy pointed a gun at the girl's sister and boyfriend chasing him. it may sound like an open and shut case, but portnoy's defense attorney says there is much more to this story. >> this is a great guy. >> reporter: portnoy was described in court as a-month- old citizen. he works as a -- model citizen. works as a lab assistant at walter reed and takes care of his mother who has cancer. at a bond hearing dozens showed up to support
that is the other day president obama was campaigning down in virginia. he made that very remark. he was saying i know i have supporters out there in the audience but i wanted to talk to some of the folks who are watching on tv who may not be my supporters. mitt romney in some of his campaign remarks have said the same thing. so the mention are sounding a little more independent or centrist than they did in the past. >> gregg: what is curious and this is borne out by some of the polls, roughly 60% of the likely voters think the president's economic policies -- there it is -- have hurt the economy or made no difference at all. in other words, you have to add the bottom 38 plus 21. take a look at the other numbers. when asked if policies need changing, a stunning 73% said yes. how is it that an incumbent leads when voters are demanding change? >> that is the very big question of this election. mitt romney has tried to run as a change agent, but what the obama campaign has done very well is attack him in critical swing states that both candidates wanted to win. he has done a good job of disqualifyin
's where local prices stand. labor day drivers in maryland can expect to pay 3.77. in virginia the average is 3.68 and drivers in the district can expect to pay appear average of 3.98 a -- an average of 3.98 a gallon. >>> drivers better back their patience if they plan to cross the bay bridge this holiday weekend, but there's an online tool you can use before heading to or from your destination. the website about abridge.com streams live webcams on-- baybridge.com streams live webcams online and lets you know how bad traffic is and how long the jams are expected. for drivers on the road you can also call 1-877-bay ban for current traffic situations along route 50. >>> a fox 5 consumer alert tonight, maryland governor martin o'malley is leading a new push to get more families into more energy efficient homes. he says the cost savings over time complement what the initiative does for the environment. fox 5's bob barnard shows us. >> reporter: they're building a community of new homes near downtown frederick priced from the mid-200s billed as smart green homes where they say it almost pays t
. down closer to virginia beach near 80. overall pretty comfortable water out there. we'll have our local forecast coming up. >> getting fancy with the graphics. and coming up a scary moment for a businessman held hostage in a pittsburgh sky scraper. how the suspect's friends helped talk him down. plus, people lined up to get hold of the new i phone but the buyers are finding problems with the new gadget. and after lawmakers spent millions to renovate it the reflecting pool is having problems to stay clean. find out why the water has turned green. we'll be right back. >> scary situation inside a sky scraper in downtown pittsburgh police negotiators tried to talk down a man holding a hostage inside an office. more on this bizarre story. >> outside this downtown pittsburgh office building a routine friday morning suddenly turned into kay ofments employees evacuated streets closed and an army of police cars out front. >> one man was crying. another man thinking they were getting robbed. >> inside, this man had walked in about 8:00 a.m. claiming
in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> former virginia governor tim kaine is running for senate this year. in 2008, barack obama 1 virginia. the first time a democratic presidential candidate had done so in 44 years. after tim kane, we would hear from colorado congressman jared polis and former ohio governor ted strickland. >> it is so great to be here tonight. charlotte is doing a great job. i specially want to give thanks to my friends from virginia. [applause] you know, a few years ago, very few imagines virginia would be a battleground state. virginia had last voted for a democrat for president in 1964, but in 2008 we proudly casts our electoral votes for president obama. [cheers and applause] 2008, we elected to outstanding senators, jim webb and mark warner, and if i had anything to do with it we will win again in 2012. [applause] how did virginia go from red to purple? we did it with grass roots excitement and hard work. we showed virginians that democrats get results. [applause] when i was governor, during the worst recession since the great d
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and a brief description seems to the match the painting a virginia woman bought two years ago at a west virginia flee market. she recently had it examined at an auction house in alexandria. >> she paid $7 for it and the painting we have estimated to sell at auction at 75,000 to 100,000. >> the fbi is investigating and the painting could be heading back to that museum. if so, that virginia woman is out of seven bucks. maybe that 100 grand or so. >> got to be disappointing. >>> coming up at 7:00 we'll tell you why a few grown men wore high heels across a college campus and it was not a fashion statement. >> and a hong kong tycoon offers tens of millions of dollars to find a husband for his daughter, but there is 1 very big catch. you might want to hear about this. >> i'm meteorogist topper shutt, clouds now, showers on the way. another day in the 80s, our third day, 81 and 67 going in the book officially at national. records 91 and 42. we'll come back, show you where the showers are, where they're headed and take you through the weekend forecast. >> plus newly released documents raise que
the week. we are working with stalled out front around virginia. and that's going to add to the rainfall totals as we go through time. temperature wise this morning, though, well above average. good morning edgewood at 74 -- 74. 73 in stevensville. chesapeake beach at 73. hanover. westminster and also megan. >>> days before the national convention gets underway democrats spent the weekend out on the stump. joe biden was in pennsylvania and wisconsin and the president continued his road to charlotte tour taking him through colorado and louisiana before the final stop in north carolina. we have the story. >> reporter: with dnc preparations in full swing, this week it's all about the democrats. downtown charlotte north carolina is getting ready for the convention. meanwhile, advisers to both president obama and mitt romney battled it out on the sunday talk shows. >> when he took office shortly after his inog ration he said if he didn't have this economy turned around in three years, his presidency would be a one- term proposition. the economy has not turned around. >> in tampa we saw nothi
of the west virginia and kentucky. we have to get into thursday and friday before we get cooler and drier air in here. noeks couple day -- next couple days showers and storms. cooler today with a cloud cover 83 but a lot of humidity will warm it up. and finally behind a cold front all of the tropical moisture and feel like september with highs about 82 by next saturday with lower humidity. >> rough couple days though. >> going to be a little shaky here. >> you know september is a great month? >> is that right? was someone born inu were? >> in a couple days. haven't you been shopping already? >> you know i do things last minute. >> get two gifts. my birthday is this month too. >> so needy. lauren is to our left. >> men are demanding out here. happy coming birthday. that's all you are getting from me. >>> let's take a live look out there. nice and quiet on the roads. if you have to head to work, not much of an issue. southbound 395 we had an earlier car fire. that's cleared out of the way. northbound 95 and 395 look great. hov restrictions lifted everywhere except for route 50. they will be i
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